You know they may have been pushing an underdog narrative in Louis’ interview in The Observer - but that is a narrative based on truth. We all saw it happen over the years. Sure, Louis tried to fight back and was sassy, but the fact that he even needed to fight back to begin with? How bad were things that he needed to defend himself and the other boys??
We watched Louis go from happy, confident boy to someone who was in the background and not interacting at shows. We have it all documented. We know how Louis feels about it.
And the sad thing is, this interview was conducted in May, at that shoot just over a month ago. So for him to be this real, raw and honest about how he’s feeling – clearly it’s still something he’s dealing with.
It IS still happening. All we have to do is look at how supported the other boys are in their solo careers, with the heads of their labels and management agencies publicly batting for them, and investing a lot in them. We don’t see that for Louis right now - his own labels haven’t even welcomed him or recognized him as one of their own on their websites.
The underdog narrative is real for Louis. It’s happening before our eyes.